Welcome to Shalom Dharamkot – Your Home in the Himalayas!


  • Dharamkot (Mcleodganj): Nestled amidst the serene and picturesque setting of Mcleodganj, the hostel offers an ideal base to explore the beautiful Kangra Valley.

Whether you are a solo traveler seeking adventure, a digital nomad in need of a productive work environment, or a group of friends looking for a memorable getaway, Shalom Dharamkot is ready to provide you with an unforgettable experience in the lap of the Himalayas. Book your stay now and immerse yourself in the enchanting culture and natural beauty of this stunning region!

Accommodation Options:

  • Private Rooms: Comfortable and cozy rooms for those seeking extra privacy. Perfect for solo travelers, couples, or friends.
  • Cottages: Quaint and charming cottages with a touch of rustic appeal, providing a unique stay experience.
  • Dormitories: Budget-friendly dormitory beds for the social traveler looking to make new friends.

Common Areas:

  • Spacious Common Area: A vibrant communal space where travelers can gather, exchange stories, and relax.
  • Rooftop Terrace: A breathtaking rooftop terrace overlooking the majestic Himalayan mountains. The perfect spot to enjoy sunrise and sunset views while sipping on a hot beverage.
  • Cozy Lounge: A warm and inviting lounge area with comfortable seating and a fireplace, ideal for unwinding after a day of exploring.


  • High-Speed WiFi: Stay connected with friends and family back home or catch up on work while enjoying the mountainous surroundings.
  • Flat-screen TVs: Gather around for movie nights or stay updated with the latest news and sports events.
  • Co-Working Space: Digital nomads can take advantage of a dedicated co-working area, equipped with desks, charging stations, and ample power outlets.

Additional Amenities:

  • On-site Café: Enjoy delicious local and international cuisine, snacks, and beverages at the hostel’s own café.
  • Outdoor Activities: The hostel may offer hiking, trekking, and adventure tour arrangements to explore the natural beauty of the area.
  • Laundry Facilities: Keep your clothes fresh and clean during your stay.
  • Travel Assistance: Friendly and knowledgeable staff ready to help with travel tips, itinerary planning, and local recommendations.

Community Vibe:

  • Social Events: Organized gatherings, game nights, and group activities for guests to connect and make new friends from around the world.
  • Workshops and Classes: Occasionally, the hostel may host workshops or classes related to local culture, cuisine, or wellness activities.


Room Heater

In-house Cafe


Front desk

Power backup

Indoor games


Coworking Space

Travel Desk

Daily Housekeeping


Hiking and Nature

Dharamkot is surrounded by lush green forests and offers various hiking trails with breathtaking views of the Dhauladhar range. You can explore trails that lead to Triund, a popular trekking destination, which offers panoramic views of the mountains and the Kangra Valley.

Tibetan Culture

“The Land of Lamas” is a phrase often used to describe Dharamkot due to its significant Tibetan population and influence. One can explore Tibetan culture and cuisine while visiting nearby settlements like McLeod Ganj and Bhagsu Nag, which are just a short walk away.

Spiritual Exploration

Dharamkot is often frequented by those seeking spiritual experiences. There are various meditation centers, yoga schools, and spiritual retreats in the area where you can immerse yourself in peaceful and reflective practices.

Workshops and Retreats

Dharamkot attracts a diverse group of people, including artists, musicians, and spiritual seekers. As a result, you’ll find various workshops and retreats that focus on yoga, meditation, art, music, and other holistic practices.


Deluxe Double Room With Balcony

person x 1

Bed in 6 Bed Mixed Dormitory


Deluxe Cottage Room

person x 1

Bed in 6 Bed Mixed Dormitory


6 Bed Mixed Dormitory Ensuite Washroom

person x 1

Bed in 6 Bed Mixed Dormitory


6 Bed Mixed Dormitory Common Washroom

person x 1

Bed in 6 Bed Mixed Dormitory



  • Dharamkot is well-connected by road, and there are regular buses from various cities and towns in Himachal Pradesh and nearby states.
  • If you are coming from a major city like Delhi, Chandigarh, or Amritsar, you can find direct overnight buses to Dharamshala or McLeodganj.
  • From McLeodganj, you can take a local taxi or walk to Dharamkot, which is about 2-3 kilometers away.
  • The nearest airport to Dharamkot is Gaggal Airport, also known as Kangra Airport or Dharamshala Airport (approximately 20 km away).
  • From major cities, you can take a flight to Kangra Airport, which has limited flight connectivity, mainly from Delhi.
  • After arriving at Kangra Airport, you can hire a taxi or take a local bus to reach McLeodganj and then further to Dharamkot.

To reach Shalom Backpackers in McLeodganj from Gaggal Airport, also known as Kangra Airport, follow these steps:

  1. Taxi or Cab:

    • The most convenient option is to hire a taxi or cab directly from Gaggal Airport to McLeodganj. You can negotiate the fare with the taxi drivers outside the airport.
  2. Pre-arranged Transportation:

    •  Shalom Backpackers, offer pre-arranged transportation services for their guests. 
  3. Local Buses or Shared Cabs:

    • Alternatively, you can take a cab or an auto-rickshaw from the airport to Dharamshala bus stand, and from there catch a local bus or a shared cab to McLeodganj.
  4. Public Bus:

    • You can take a public bus from Gaggal Airport to McLeodganj. However, public bus schedules may vary, so it’s advisable to check the timings in advance.



CHECKIN – 1:00 PM   CHECKOUT– 11:00 AM  VISITORS: 10 AM – 8 PM  CAFE – 8:30 AM 10:30 PM    RECEPTION  – 24 Hours

What is the location of Shalom Backpackers  Mcleodganj?

Shalom Backpackers Mcleodganj is located  close to Family Pizzeria, Upper Dharamkot, McLeod Ganj, Himachal Pradesh 176219.

How to reach Shalom Backpackers Dharamkot, Mcleodganj?

To reach Shalom Backpackers in Dharamkot from McLeodganj, follow these steps:

  1. Walking:

    • The distance between McLeodganj and Dharamkot is relatively short, and walking is a popular option. The walk takes around 20-30 minutes, and it’s a scenic uphill hike.
  2. Auto-rickshaw or Taxi:

    • You can hire an auto-rickshaw or a taxi from McLeodganj to Dharamkot. It’s a short and convenient ride, and the fare can be negotiated with the driver.
  3. Shared Cab:

    • Shared cabs are available in McLeodganj that operate on a shared basis and can take you to Dharamkot. They are a cost-effective option.
Which is the nearest airport?

Gaggal Airport serves as the nearest airport to Mcleodganj. However, very limited flights of few airlines serve Mcleodganj. Therefore, Indira Gandhi International Airport, Delhi, serves as the nearest and major airport to Mcleodganj.

Which is the nearest railway station?

Pathankot Railway Station located around 90 km away serves as the nearest railhead to Mcleodganj.

What is the best time to visit Mcleodganj?

The best time to visit Mcleodganj is between October and February, i.e. the winter season and between March and June, i.e. the summer season.

Does Shalom Backpackers Dharamkot, Mcleodganj have a cafe?

Yes, Shalom Backpackers Dharamkot, Mcleodganj have cafe.

Is the hostel pet friendly?

No, pets are not allowed in the hostel. 

Is smoking allowed inside the property?

Smoking is allowed only in the designated smoking areas and not in any rooms or indoor common areas.

Is breakfast included in the room rate?

If breakfast is included, it will display “Breakfast Included” below the room type. If it is not mentioned, breakfast is not included.

Does the hostel have Wifi?

We have good wifi which is suitable for workation.

Are there lockers in the dorms?

We provide lockers in the dormitories only. Every bed has an attached locker for guests to keep their valuables. It is advised that you carry a lock for the locker if needed. However, availing a padlock from the reception will be subject to availability and at an additional cost. It is advised that you carry a lock.

What are some things to do in Mcleodganj.

Visit Dal Lake Stroll local market Camping Star gazing Take a peek into Tibetan culture Bhagsunag waterfall

Does the hostel have parking?

Yes, there is parking available at the hostel.

Do the rooms have attached washroom?

Yes, all private rooms and dorms have attached washroom.

Is the hostel available for special events?

Yes, you can send an email to

Is power backup available in your property?

Yes,  power backup is  available.

Does the hostel have AC in rooms?

No, air conditioning is not available at the hostel as the weather remains pleasant throughout the year.

Are all the mobile networks available at the property?

Jio network works well.

Shalom Backpackers reserves the right to admission based on the discretion of the management.

For all guest-related policies, refer to the policies which can be located on the main page.

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